Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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We Have the Buttons

This activity was originally planned to begin at 5 p.m., but will now begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 12.
An exhibit courtesy of the Historical Button Club will be on display in the library lobby
through April 12 when the club will offer a program on the History of Garment Buttons.
Who’s got the button?
Area libraries do during March and April in partnership with the Historical Button Club of North Idaho and eastern Washington.
March is National Button Month and the club has planned a series of four presentations and three displays.
The displays will be in the Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and the Hayden Lake libraries and feature antique and collectible sewing buttons through time. The Historical Button Club hopes to find more people in the region who collect buttons and who may want to learn more about their family’s buttons box or family keepsakes or just have an interest in knowing more about collecting buttons. 
The first presentations will begin Saturday, April 7, at 11 a.m. at the Hayden Community Library followed by a second presentation at the Post Falls Library at 2 p.m.. On Thursday, April 12, beginning at 6 p.m., the next presentation will be held at the Coeur d’Alene library Community Room. The final presentation will be for the Kootenai County Genealogical Society at the Hayden Library at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17.
The Historical Button Club, founded in 1976, is affiliated with the Idaho State Button Society as well as the National Buttons Society. Members in the club have been collecting for as many as 60 years and some even longer than that.
Collections are sometimes inherited and club members can help explain the value and age of a collection or just a small box of grandmother’s buttons.
Buttons range in age from the 16th century, up to present times. There are children’s buttons, buttons from transportation companies and military uniforms, men’s and women’s waistcoat buttons as well and many 18th century colonial copper and pearl buttons worn primarily on men’s coats. 
Buttons can also be identified by their artistic styles, such as Art Nouveau and Art Deco, which can be an indicator of the age of the button. There are paintings on ivory and lithograph images under glass and celluloid.  Buttons are basically amazing works of “art in miniature” and that is what attracts most to the hobby of collecting buttons. 
Club meetings are held the second Wednesday every month at the Country Ridge Apartments Community Room, Hayden Lake.  For more information contact: Kristy Eversole, 208-772-5131  or krisevsole@gmail.com, or Simone Kincaid, 208-755-6585, sckincaid@gmail.com.

Spring Brings New Children's Programs

Spring Reading Programs for children – Alphabet Antics – begin in April with some exciting additions to activities in the Seagraves Children’s Library.
Beginning April 2 and continuing Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m., Paws to Read returns to the library providing children the opportunity to read with a trained therapy dog – Mater the basset hound. Reluctant readers are often more comfortable reading to an animal rather than interacting with another person.
Sensory Storytime for preschoolers, ages 3-6, will be offered Fridays at 10:30 a.m. This program is designed for children with developmental disabilities or sensory processing disorders accompanied by a caregiver.
The activity will be presented by Erin Roan, MS, OTR/L, a pediatric occupational therapist. This program is made possible by a grant from the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation.
National Library Week is April 8-14 and, along with a week of puppet shows and crafts during the regular programs, the week culminates with the return of a longtime favorite activity in the Community Room on Saturday, April 14 beginning at 1 p.m.
The American Girl Festival will feature music, crafts, dancing and more and will be followed by a free screening of an “American Girl” movie.
A Saturdays with the Symphony concert for the whole family will be offered in the Community Room on Saturday, April 28, sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Coeur d’Alene Symphony. After the classical music concert, the kids are invites to meet the musicians and learn what it is like to play a musical instrument.
The regular Spring Reading Programs include:
► Spanish Bilingual Storytime: Mondays, 11 a.m. Learn some Spanish through stories, activities, and crafts for ages 3-6.
► Book Babies Lapsit:  Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m., for children ages newborn to 2 accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.
► Toddler Time Music & Motion: Tuesdays, 11 a.m., fun, songs, movement, and a story for 2-3 year olds.
► Stay & Play: Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m., after Toddler Time, families can stay for fun and socializing.
► Lake City LEGO Club: Tuesdays, 4 p.m., at the Lake City Public Library in the high school on Ramsey Road.
► Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., stories and a craft geared to ages 3-5.
► Code Club: Wednesday, 4 p.m., learn coding basics with robots and video games. For ages 7-12.
► LEGO Club: Thursdays, 4 p.m., free play with the library’s huge collection of LEGOs.  Generally for ages 5 -11.
Children under 6 visiting the libraries need to be supervised by an adult or a person who is at least 14 even during programs. Children ages 6-9 should be accompanied by someone who is at least 14 who will remain in the building.
For more information call 208-769-2315 Ext. 438 or e-mail Susan Thorpe, Youth Services Supervisor, at sthorpe@cdalibrary.org.

Read the NIR Book, Join Discussions

Read the North Idaho Reads (NIR) title for 2018 and plan to participate in discussions of the book during activities that will include three discussions led by the author.
“The Girl Who Wrote in Silk” by Kelli Estes is this year’s NIR book.
NIR is organized each year by area libraries and volunteers and encourages readers in the region to share a book and participate in related programs and discussions.
Participating libraries and organizations include Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum, Wallace Public Library, Coeur d’Alene Public Library, Lake City Public Library, and the Community Library Network: Athol, Bookmobile, Harrison, Hayden, Pinehurst, Post Falls, Rathdrum, and Spirit Lake.
“The Girl Who Wrote in Silk” is Estes’ debut novel and is inspired by true events. In the book Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an intricately embroidered piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lien, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before.
Estes will be in North Idaho April 18-22 and will do library programs that will include a presentation at the Hayden Library, Wednesday, April 18, 6-8 p.m.; the Post Falls Library, Thursday, April 19, 2:30-4:30 p.m.; and the Coeur d’Alene Public Library on Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m. At the Depot Museum in Wallace , Vicki Allmann will lead a discussion of the book on Saturday, April 28 at 3 p.m. A look at a tea ceremony will follow the discussion.
Her visit to North Idaho is made possible through a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
A native of eastern Washington, Estes earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Management at Arizona State University and before her life took a literary turn she went to work for an airplane manufacturer in the Seattle area as a buyer and contract administrator.
Estes quit her buying job to pursue writing full-time as well as to become a wife and mother. She lives near Seattle with her husband and two sons.

Camino de Santiago Offered As Novel Destination April 27

A guide post on the Camino displays the
shell symbol worn by pilgrims.
The Camino de Santiago will be the Novel Destinations program at the library Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m.
Tina Johnson will share stories and photos from the historic route in France and Spain also known as “The Way of Saint James,” the traditional paths followed by pilgrims to the shrines in the region.
“I have been on the Camino two years in a row: 2016 and 2017,” she said. “In 2016, I went with Susan and Terri Jacobson and we walked 505 miles from St Jean Pied-de-Port, France to Santiago de Compostela. In 2017, my husband Gary, and two friends, Mary Newman and Dianna Decker and I walked 245 miles from Leon, Spain, to Finisterre ‘the end of the earth.’”
Novel Destinations sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Public Library to provide area residents the opportunity to share their photos and stories from trips around the world.
Anyone with a program to share is encouraged to contact the Library Foundation at 208-769-2380 or by email at: cdalibraryfoundation@gmail.com.

Library Closed April 1 for Easter

The library will be closed Sunday, April 1, for Easter.
When the library is closed many library services are available through the library website – www.cdalibrary.org – including reference materials, career planning, travel information, automotive manuals, and more.
Patrons can also download e-books and music, and log on to check due dates and to place holds.
Most resources do require a user name and password. Obtain these before you need them by visiting the library or calling 208-769-2315.

Knitting Club Discussing 'The Big Burn'

The Well-Knit Tale Knitting Club will add a book discussion to its mix when it meets the first and third Tuesday of the month – April 3 and 17 – at 2:30 p.m. in the Jameson Room. The club is reading “The Big Burn” by Jeanette Ingold.
All skill levels of knitters and crocheters are welcome. Materials and refreshments are provided.

Train Layout Here April 6 & 7

The Coeur d’Alene Public Library will host the free Spring Open House for the Inland Northwest Free-mo-N model railroad group.
The group boasts the largest operating modular train layout in North Idaho and it will be set up in the Community Room for the public to enjoy on Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Inland Northwest Free-mo-N group was begun in March 2015 and models in the n scale – 1:160 inches.

Libraries Offer Fun and Games

Like to play games? Our libraries have a couple of options for you.
Chess Club is offered at Lake City Public Library, in the high school on Ramsey Road, Wednesdays, beginning at 2:45. All age and skill levels are welcome and snacks are provided.
If your tastes run more to electronic games, teens are invited to Library League of Legends sessions each Friday at 4 p.m. in the Shirley Parker Storyroom in the children’s library. Snacks are provided.

Local Author Paragamian Signing Books

Local author Vaughn Paragamian will sign copies of his books at Second Story Books, operated in the lobby of the library by the Friends of the Library, Saturday, April 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A native of Kenosha, Wis., Paragamian’s books are based his life growing up in an Italian family during the Great Depression, with fictional enhancements.
He books include “They Sleep with the Fishes” and “Trust Only Family” dealing with growing up in Italian culture include the influence of the mob. Is upcoming book is “The Eye of the Cobra.”
A portion of sales will benefit the Friends of the Library.

Get Artsy with Coffee, Coloring

Coffee and Coloring for adults meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month, March 13 and 27, at 10 a.m.
Drawing materials and refreshments are provided, or bring your own.

Money Matters Include STCU Family Workshop, Shred Day

Participants watch their documents being shredded in 2016.
The Coeur d’Alene Public Library wants your family to save money and protect your personal information with a pair of activities coming this month.
My Money, My Life is a workshop for families with younger children designed to teach the benefits of budgeting and saving money.
The workshop will be offered in the Shirley Parker Storyroom in the Seagraves Children’s Library on Wednesday, April 11, at 6 p.m. The free program includes a make-it project for the kids to complete and take home, information on saving, and refreshments.
Please register by calling the library at 208-769-2315, Ext. 426, with the number of children and adults who will attend. You can also email the information to dtownsend@cdalibrary.org.
Shred Day returns to the library on Saturday, April 14. A document-shredding truck operated by Devries Business Services will be in the upper parking lot at 702 E. Front Ave. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or when the truck is full), for convenient drive-up service.
Bring any old financial or other confidential documents to have them safely destroyed.
Participants can bring up to five boxes of documents per car to be shredded.
Shred Day is made possible by a grant from the Friends of the Library.

Pageturners Book Club Meeting Early

The Pageturners Library Book Club will not meet its usual fourth Wednesday of the month during April. Instead, the group will participate in the North Idaho Reads author talk featuring Kelli Estes, who wrote “The Girl Who Wrote in Silk,” at 7 p.m., Friday, April 20. (See Page 1.)
The Pageturners will resume their regular schedule on May 23, at 10:15 a.m., with a discussion of “Empire Falls” by Richard Russo led by scholar Nancy Casey.
The book club is participating in a Let’s Talk About It (LTAI) program with books provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries.
All of the titles in this series are also being made available through the Talking Book Service.
The final book in the series will be “Crossing to Safety” by Wallace Stegner and that discussion will be June 27.
Discussion leaders for the series are provided by the Idaho Humanities Council, the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program is also sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Local funding is provided by the Friends of the Library.
The print copies of the books will be available at the Research and Information Desk. Discussions are open to any adult reader. Talking Book Service users can reserve their books for the series by calling 800-458-3271. To see if you qualify for Talking Books, contact Barbara Brambila-Smith, outreach coordinator for the library, at 208-769-2316 or by email at bbrambila@cdalibrary.org.

Inland Northwest Milestones Talk About Fort Sherman

“Fort Sherman and the Beginning of Coeur d’Alene” will be the subject of the next Inland Northwest Milestones Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m.
Hosted by the library in partnership with the Museum of North Idaho, the monthly series is presented by regional historian Robert Singletary, program and marketing director for the museum.
The final program in the current series will celebrate the 50 years of the Museum of North Idaho on May 24.

Make-It: Hand Lettering Offered

In a time when so much of our writing is done by machine, a hand-written message, even a label or a sign, can be an expression of your personality.
Make-It Lab Teaches: Hand Lettering, will be offered at the library on Saturday, April 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The class will be taught in the Library Make-It Lab at the south end of the main library and expand into the Nelson History Room as space is needed.

Food Group Reading ‘The Hive’

The Food for Thought Book Club is reading “The Hive; the Story of the Honey Bee and Us” by Bee Wilson and will discuss it Wednesday, May 2, at 6 p.m. in the Gozzer Room.
This beautifully illustrated book recounts the astonishing tale of all the weird and wonderful things that humans believed about bees and their "society" over the ages. It ranges from the honey delta of ancient Egypt to the Tupelo forests of modern Florida, taking in a cast of characters including Alexander the Great and Napoleon, Sherlock Holmes, and Muhammed Ali.
Held in partnership with the Inland Northwest Food Network, discussions are open to anyone interested in the science, cultivation, and preparation of food.
For more information visit www.inwfoodnetwork.org.

Save the Date: ‘Song Birds’

Ruth Pratt, Bill Wiemuth, and Laura Sable
Mark your calendars and plan to attend this year’s Love Your Library Concert, a benefit event for the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation.
“Song Birds, The Legendary Ladies of Song” will feature Ruth Pratt, Laura Sable, and Bill Wiemuth in performance in the Community Room at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 19.  Doors open at 7.
Sponsored by the Columbia Bank, the concert will include a silent auction and no-host beer and wine served by Bakery By the Lake.
Tickets are $30 a person and are available online at www.brownpaperticket.com/event/3355353/.

Public Meetings - Public Business

Keep track of what’s happening at public meetings conducted by local government bodies. Here are a few links to the published minutes for some of these boards, councils and commissions:

Coeur d’Alene Public Library Board of Trustees:www.cdalibrary.org/component/phocadownload/category/11-agendasandminutes/

Coeur d’Alene City Council:

Coeur d’Alene School Board

Kootenai County Commission